Montrose wins pitching duel with Central
The Central High School baseball team had its best outing from pitcher Dane Barslund, but it wasn’t enough to get past Montrose.
The Indians defeated Central 1-0.
Barslund pitched a complete game, giving up only four hits.
Montrose’s lone run came in the fifth inning when Nate Robertson scored on a throwing error.
“Dane threw really well today,” Central coach Chuck Yost said. “He did a great job and shut them down.”
Unfortunately for the Warriors, Montrose had an equally impressive pitching performance from starter Jeremy Storter, who gave up only one hit.
The Warriors nearly got to Storter with the bases loaded in the top of the seventh and two outs, but couldn’t get the hit they needed to take the lead.
It’s the third Southwestern League game the Warriors (3-9, 1-4 SWL) have lost by one run.
“The guys are frustrated, but we don’t have any answers,” Yost said. “We’ve lost about every way you can.”
Central looks to bounce back Tuesday against Grand Junction.
The Grand Junction boys lacrosse team rebounded from Wednesday’s loss to Fruita with a 7-3 win in Durango.
The Tigers trailed 1-0 after the first quarter but outscored Durango 7-2 in the final three.
Zach Kiel scored three goals for the Tigers and Kris States added two more.
Goalies Kolton Flick and Andy Bell combined for seven saves.
The Tigers (6-4) play Glenwood Springs on Tuesday at Canyon View Park.
The Grand Junction girls lacrosse team and the Central tennis team both had events scheduled on Friday in Durango cancelled because of lightning in the area.
The lacrosse game will not be made up, although the Tigers will play Durango today in a previously scheduled game.
The tennis match was postponed until May 1. Central plays today at Montezuma-Cortez.
The Fruita Monument tennis team is in good position after the first day of the George Washington Invitational in Denver. The Wildcats have all four of their doubles teams and No. 1 singles Janine Kirtland in the finals of the two- day tournament.